Lopez Canyon Trail To Goat Trail Loop

EASY 25 reviews

Lopez Canyon Trail To Goat Trail Loop is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near San Diego, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.8 miles
541 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers



1 month ago

- I was grateful we chose to go UP the grade, to your right from the parking lot, which meant we went DOWN the goat hill section.
- partial shade when you are down in the canyon
- lots of lizards, some wildflowers, some birds, thankfully no snakes!
- very few other folks out
- flat canyon-top 1.5-ish mile segment of the trail that backs up to the parking lots of tech offices
- although dogs are allowed, this trail is very narrow in parts, and the volume of plants with burrs and “stickers” would have me leave mine at home for this one.
- view includes houses and businesses- about 1/6 of it you feel totally “in nature”
- I echo what others have written- most photos shown (another user’s) are NOT from this trail- they are from Los Penasquitos Canyon trail.

3 months ago

The place of after-lunch-walk for QComm employees.

5 months ago

Warning. This trail has a tick infestation. Had to take many of them off my dog.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

If you are looking for the bridge shown in one of the pictures someone posted, you will not find it at Los Penasquitos on the Lopez trail. I recommend following the trail on left under the road to the waterfall rather than follow the Lopez trail. The Lopez trail is narrow, overgrown, and leads to a Rocky River bed and no trail. You could charge on over the rocks to somewhere? IDK?? I stopped at the street overpass bridge about 2.3 miles in and turned around and went to the waterfall. Bring lots of water. I saw someone get life flighted for dehydration near the falls.

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